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  • a  of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat
    gladiatorial combats

  • BOOKS: The gladiatorial thrills and galley-slave tedium of sperm-whale hunting Unraveling the enigma of Ho Chi Minh George Saunders' bizarre suburbia.
  • That pleasant gesture is thought to have sprung from the grim business of gladiatorial combat, when spectators in the Roman Coliseum would give a thumbs-up or down to determine .
  • You have got to understand the history of war; you have got to understand that in the beginning it was a sort of gladiatorial contest in which, when the opposing parties disagreed .
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  • Julianne Moore circling 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'
    By Brent Lang and Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES ( - Julianne Moore is in early talks to join the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The Oscar nominee would play President Alma Coin - the leader of the autocratic society behind the gladiatorial games - in the two-part finale. Moore joins a cast that will include heavyweights ...
    June 27, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Andrew Symonds in Hindustan Times
    He is more likely to miss it (than me). I have no problem in playing against him, it's not some sort of gladiatorial contest. He chose a very aggressive line, a vocal line but that's fine,said Symonds.
  • Scott Draper in Melbourne Herald Sun
    If he gets into a gladiatorial situation with his opponent, he can beat anybody. I've seen it too many times. I would never back against him,Draper said. "Lleyton's probably the best competitor I've ever seen. I think it's his greater...
  • Iain Dowie in Hull Daily Mail
    There's games that whet the appetite. They will almost be gladiatorial,said Dowie. "It'll be the old cliche of six-pointers almost every week. Adam spoke about looking for four wins and he's not far off with that. But my view is we deal...

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